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Cumbe opens up for a new semester of African-based dance classes for kids

Cumbe opens up for a new semester of African-based dance classes for kids

Company:

CUMBE: CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND DIASPORA DANCE

Location:

CUMBE: CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND DIASPORA DANCE, 1368 Fulton Street

Dates:

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9:30am weekly through October 26, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:15am weekly through October 27, 2019

Tickets:

http://cumbedance.org/

Company:
CUMBE: CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND DIASPORA DANCE

Back to Dance School for Tots, Too! 

Cumbe opens up for a new semester of African-based dance classes for kids 

 

(Brooklyn, NY,  August 26, 2019) — As the season transforms into the colorful scheme of fall, Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance re-opens Cumbe Kidz classes with the introduction of a brand new culture and movement experiences and Pay What You Wish Weekend! On September 14 & 15, families can come check out music, movement and culture classes for their children 2-4 years old. This weekend gives parents and kids the opportunity to discover new classes and find the right technique that works for them! Register online or in person! Each class is pay what you wish during this weekend. So take advantage and try them all!

We’re excited to announce a brand new movement and culture experience called Rhythm Nation with Resident Dance Teaching Artist, Dani Criss. Explore the versatile and vivacious rhythms and movement of the African Diaspora. From the traditional vibrations of West African Djembe, to the electric bass in Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation.” Participants will receive a fun, educational, energetic experience. Each class includes a musical warm-up, a body awareness stretch, movement exploration and a jam session. Caretakers should come prepared to participate in the fun! 

 

Fall Schedule:

Saturdays @ 9:30-10:15am – Capoeira

Saturdays @ 10:30-11:15am – Conga Kids 

Sundays @ 10:15-11:00am – Rhythm Nation

We look forward to seeing you there! Visit www.cumbedance.org for more information.

 

ABOUT CUMBE: CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND DIASPORA DANCE

Cumbe is a home in New York City for the music and dance of the African Diaspora. In the five years since its launch in 2012, Cumbe has set out to house the varied traditions and dances of the African Diaspora–priming itself to offer adult classes in West African, Afro-Cuban, Afro–Brazilian, Afro–Haitian, Caribbean, Modern, Dancehall, dance fitness, Chicago Style Steppin, Samba and Congolese dance among others, as well as creative movement classes for ages 1 to 4. Through dance and music classes, shows, parties, and social events, Cumbe offers the community the opportunity to gather and experience the breadth and power of the music and dances that stem from Africa. Its lectures help educate others about the deep cultural knowledge held in African Diaspora music and dance. Cumbe is an art institution-in-residence at RestorationART. The cultural centerpiece of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation,RestorationART is a dynamic 21st century creative complex that is committed to folding our community into world-class artistic discovery and storytelling in dance, music, theater, visual arts and conversation in the epicenter of Black culture, Central Brooklyn. 

 

Community Dance Day. Photo by Gabriel H
 

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